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FIX2900 - Bachelor's thesis in Philosophy

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course is intended as a final course in a specialization in philosophy at bachelor's level. It is intended also as a springboard to the next step in your career, whether it is to continue with a master's in philosophy or to find a job outside the academy. Accordingly, the essay can take two main forms: a) a report on a field that the student will specialise in at master's level b) a work that summarizes and reflects on the student's own knowledge from the bachelor's degree in philosophy, and tries to apply this in a practical field, possibly a work context. Examples: an ethical problem within a business, an artistic project in light of philosophical aesthetics, reflection on the concept of dialogue and communication etc. Supervision is central.

Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills):

Either (version a):

Knowledge

The candidate has

  • background knowledge and understanding of a particular topic/problem area, or a particular philosopher/topic in the history of philosophy

Skills

The candidate has the ability to

  • orient themselves in, and study, a somewhat larger literature in the relevant field
  • synthesize this knowledge in an independent and argumentative/discursive manner, under supervision
  • present and 'defend' a written assignment orally

Or (version b):

Knowledge

The candidate has

  • reflective knowledge of their own knowledge acquired through the bachelor's programme
  • understanding of how this knowledge can be applied in a practical context outside academia

Skills

The candidate has the ability to

  • synthesize this knowledge in an independent and argumentative/discursive manner, under supervision
  • present and 'defend' a written assignment orally

Learning methods and activities

Self-study, seminars and supervision.

The topic of the bachelor's essay must be decided upon in consultation with the supervisor or lecturer. An approved topic cannot be changed without being approved by the administration and supervisor. Students admitted to the bachelors degree with specialization in applied ethics must write their essay in the field of applied ethics. Staff from the Program for Applied Ethics will also be available as supervisors in relevant areas. 

In order to sit the exam, students have to attend an orientation meeting held in week 2, have approved participation and oral presentation at seminar, hand in their approved reading list to the Department, submit a draft of the essay to their supervisor as well as attending the seminar for specialisation in applied ethics.

Approved obligatory activity cannot be reused if the student change the topic in a later semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved participation and oral presentation at seminar
  • Approved curriculum list
  • Submission of essay draft
  • Attendance at orientation meeting
  • Attendance seminar for applied ethics

Further on evaluation

The assessment is based on the final submitted essay (6000-10000 words), adjusted through an oral examination.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Philosophy (BFI) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's programme in Philosophy - specialisation in applied ethics. 60 credits in philosophy, at lest 15 credits must be at 2000-level.

Course materials

Individual curriculum.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FI2900 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Philosophy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral examination 100/100

Release
2021-11-05

Submission
2021-11-19


09:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral examination 100/100

Release
2022-05-06

Submission
2022-05-20


09:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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